Lufthansa has updated their timetable for the Fall/Winter to reflect a new A350 destination.
Beginning on September 12, 2017 the A350 will replace the A346 on daily flights between Munich and Hong Kong.
The flight details remain the same except for a minor time adjustment:
LH730 will depart Munich at 10:30p, arriving in Hong Kong at 15:35p the following day.
LH731 will depart Hong Kong at 11:15p, arriving in Munich at 5:20a the following day.
In today’s timetable update email that I woke up to, it appears that Lufthansa will not be sending the A350 to Seoul for a special appearance after all.
A few days ago, LH updated their timetable showing that their A350 would debut in Seoul at the beginning of the Olympics and then again at the end. It was to fly to Seoul on February 4 and then once more on February 25.
Looking at the schedule it now appears that LH has reverted back to having the A346 fly the route on those days.
I’m not sure why this whipsaw in flight planning took place, but it is what it is. I can only venture a guess that LH has plans to send the A350 to Seoul, but it will be done as a separate one-off flight perhaps dedicated only to athletes traveling to and from the Olympics while regular passengers will fly the normal scheduled flights.
Lufthansa has updated their Winter timetable for 2018 to reflect that the A350’s next destination will be Seoul, South Korea.
But before you get too excited, it appears (based on AirlineRoute.net) that it will only fly from Munich to Seoul twice. Once on February 4, and then again on February 25, returning to MUC on February 5 and 26.
This schedule is not an accident, but reflects the beginning and ending of the Winter Olympics that will be hosted by South Korea next year. No doubt that LH will use the A350 to bring German Olympians and their fans to the event and then take them home afterwards.
The flights will operate as LH718 departing MUC at 4:10p, and the return flight will operate as LH719 departing Seoul the next day at 12:30p.
Lufthansa has updated their Winter 17/18 timetable to reflect an increase of A350 use between Munich and Boston. Before this update, LH planned to send the A350 to Boston only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
With the latest update, the A350 will now fly daily between Munich and Boston at least for February and March. So between February 3 and March 28, passengers will be able to enjoy the newest aircraft type in the fleet.
As it stands now the A350 will still fly the route daily from October 29 to December 1, but for the height of the holiday season in December and January, the A346 will do the heavy lifting on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays.
Two weeks ago, Lufthansa updated their Winter Timetable which reflected the removal of the A350 from their Munich-Boston route. The removal was slated for October 29, at which point a mix of A330 and A340 aircraft were scheduled to take over on the route for the winter.
With their update today, Lufthansa has walked back that decision and has extended the A350’s presence on Munich-Boston through the entire winter schedule. However it will not be a daily basis.
The A350 will fly the route daily until December 1. Then beginning on December 2, the A350 will only fly the route on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The A340-600 will fly the route on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Expect further tweaks to their timetable in the coming weeks.